Probiotics for MAC, MAI, MABS: Do you take them daily?
I knew that good Probiotics are needed if you take antibiotics. And most of us with MAC, MAI or MABS etc take the Big 3 or other antibiotics for a long, long time.
But I didn't realise how important Probiotics could be for preventing virus infections in us, like the Flu virus, viral Pneumonia….or even the Covid19 virus.
Research (https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325651#Antibiotics-leave-mice-vulnerable-to-the-flu) has shown that:
…"80% of [those] with healthy gut bacteria survived the infection"….. But "of [those] who had previously received the antibiotic mix, only one-third [33%] survive" and recover from the viral infection….
That reduces the risks of viral infection by less than half !
The scientists doing this study also found 2 more important things:
* "gut bacteria drive interferon signaling, 'telling' the lung cells to react to the virus, stopping it from replicating, and making survival and recovery more likely"
* if the gut bacteria destroyed by antibiotics are replaced with good Probiotics, "this brought interferon signaling back to normal and reestablished [viral] resistance in the lungs"….
So all of us with NTMs who are on the Big 3 or other antibiotics should probably be taking good Probiotics every day. And probably continue this even after any negative sputum tests.
Have any of you been taking good Probiotics every day ? Even after any clear sputum tests ?